Netflix’s ‘Dash & Lily’: Everything We Know So Far

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Dash & Lily – Picture: Netflix

Coming to Netflix this holiday season is the Netflix original adaptation of Rachel Cohn and David Levithan’s novel Dash & Lily. We’ll be keeping track of all the latest news and information on Dash & Lily season 1, including the plot, cast, and Netflix release date.

Dash & Lily is an upcoming Netflix Original romantic-drama series based on the book Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. The series is produced by Nick Jonas and Shawn Levy.

When is the Netflix release date?

On October 7th, 2020, we got confirmation that Dash & Lily season 1 is set to hit Netflix globally on November 10th.

The Netflix tie-in book will be published in December 2020. Typically, the Netflix tie-in, which counts as promotional material, releases around the same time as the series.

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Netflix book tie-in for Dash & Lily: Book of Dares – Copyright. A&U Children’s

It’s looking increasingly likely that Dash & Lily season one will be coming to Netflix in December 2020.

What is the plot of the Dash & Lily series?

Netflix has provided the official synopsis for the series:

“A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams, and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City.”

Netflix also released its first look at pictures for the new series, which we’ve embedded below:

What is Dash & Lily?

Dash & Lily is a romantic drama based on the book Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. In total, there are two novels available to read in the series. The first season will cover the events of the first book across eight episodes.

Lily, an unlucky-in-love 16-year-old, listens to the advice of her lucky-in-love brother and leaves her red notebook on her favorite bookshop shelf. The book, filled with a dare, has Lily waiting for the right guy to come along and accept her challenge. Dash just so happens to come across her notebook, curious by her challenge, and looking for the perfect distraction takes Lily’s Book of Dares. As Dash and Lily begin to send each other on a scavenger hunt all across Manhattan, the pair are falling in love with the on-page selves. Discovering if the pair have the same chemistry in person could be their biggest dare yet.

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares – Copyright. Penguin Random House

Are the bookwriters involved with the production of the series?

At the time of writing the writing, credits have been given to Joe Tracz (A Series of Unfortunate Events) and Lauren Moon (Atypical). We expect to see both Rachel Cohn and David Levithan be given writing credits for their work on the novel.

Who are the cast members of Dash & Lily?

The following cast members have been confirmed to star in the first season of Dash & Lily:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Dash Austin Abrams Paper Towns, Gangster Squad, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Lily Midori Francis Good Boys, Ocean’s Eight, Gotham
Edgar Thibaud Glenn McCeun Teen Wolf, Marmaduke, Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures
Roberta Ianne Fields Stewart The Bold Type, The Feels, Pose
Adam Gideon Emery Teen Wolf, Daredevil, Takers
Alice Laila Drew Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Evil, FBI: Most Wanted
Sofia Keana Marie Posthumous, Huge in France, Criminal Minds
Young Dash Matty Evers Sharp Objects
Young Edgar Brody Scharr Odd Man Rush


Where is Dash & Lily filmed, and when was it in production?

Filming for the series has taken place entirely in New York (where the book series is set), began filming on October 14th, 2019, and concluded on December 11th, 2019, meaning that it was fully wrapped up before COVID-19 struck.

How many episodes of Dash & Lily is Fred Savage directing?

It has been listed on the official IMDb page for Dash & Lily that Fred Savage will be directing at least 4 episodes. Directing duties will be shared between Savage and Brad Silberling (City of Angels).

Dash & Lily has been listed to debut with eight episodes, which means Fred Savage will be directing half of the entire series.

Fred Savage has been credited as a director 70 times over his career, some of the most popular shows he has directed are:

  • 2 Broke Girls (21 Episodes)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (19 Episodes)
  • Modern Family (13 Episodes)
  • The Goldbergs (2 Episodes)

Season 2 of Dash & Lily is already in active development

Good news for the future of the series too. We’re happy to report that season 2 of the series is in active development. This doesn’t mean its future is 100% in the bag but that future episodes are being mapped out and that makes sense given the sequel books the writers have to source stories from.

Are you excited to watch Dash & Lily? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.